Men Don’t Suck At Communicating – Women Are Just Better At It
Women tend to speak three times more than the average man, but does that mean we’re better communicators? Science says yes.
Communication isn’t just about talking – it includes nonverbal cues, reading emotions and effective listening. Thankfully, women tend to excel at all of these, according to science.
Studies have found that women communicate better than men. It’s because of how our brains are wired and how we’ve been conditioned to care for others. Here are 6 reasons why women communicate better than men, and it’s not just because we talk more.
1. Women possess more ‘language protein’
Research has found that women possess more of the ‘language protein’ compared to men. Before you think it’s a secret weapon unearthed from a magical wonderland, please know that both women and men have it. Women just have more of it. That’s why the average woman is able to speak three times more words than the average man.
Baby girls were discovered to have more of the ‘language protein,’ and as they grew up, they tended to speak with greater comprehension and complexity than boys their age. Girls, we started young, that’s why we’re so good at it!
2. Women read between the lines
While men tend to look at the big picture, women have the ability to read between the lines. It’s how our brains are wired. Women have more connection between their brain hemispheres than men, allowing us to remember the tiniest of details – recalling emotions, body language and even tone of voice.
To a woman, every part of the story is connected and important. Meanwhile, a man may just be able to recall the facts. Women may be more willing to tell the story and take in more details too. That’s why we feel like men tend to miss the point sometimes – it’s just that our brains are wired to take in different pieces of information separately.
3. Women are better at reading social cues
Women have been conditioned to care about others around them, even more so than men. Women can read if someone is feeling uncomfortable or not saying exactly what’s on their mind. Sometimes, women can also tell is someone is being vindictive or vengeful – honestly, it’s not your imagination!
We’re also better at identifying emotions and processing them, so we can see when someone is unhappy and try to comfort them (or leave them alone, if we’re not acquainted well). While women can identify emotions at a glance, men may need some time to think before identifying the said emotion. Ladies, if you find that your boo doesn’t understand what you’re feeling, perhaps it’ll be easier if you just tell him.